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In Tandem, Williamson's Emeralds

In Tandem, Williamson's Emeralds
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 100-300mm zoom USM For sale, 58mm U.V. filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mating [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-26 7:30
Viewed: 3698
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a pair of Williamson's emeralds in tandem.
Seen em' flying around until they landed, then took some shots.
Hand held the 20D with 100-300mm without any closeup attachments.
ISO 200
1/100 at F16
Manual focus.
In photoshop elements, crop, resize for web, usm, frames.


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What a captured of these Dragonflies with lovely pose!
Beautiful colour,excellent composed,very nice framed.

Well captured Mike,
Excellent detail, crystal clear and very sharp.
Great colours, DOF and composition. Nicely exposed. This is a bit more than just a couple of dragonflies, it's a grerat shot.
Thanks for posting

It's a great capture Mike.. Great colors, light, composition and details. Nice OOF BG - Well done!

Well taken, Mike. Good details and sharpness.
Excellent composition. Well done!

Great shot. The action is formidable ;-) and i like the green and blue background. Excellent job.


Very nice shot! Good composition and sharpness. TFS

That's quite the dance, Mike! Sharp, clear and engaging. The dof works particularly well here.

I think we need a little censorship here, Mike ;-))
You caught a very n ice moment wiht good details.
Well composed and good POV.
Excllent work.

Tomorrow I think it will be a thud, my friend.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-26 13:30]

Mike, no doubt this is a very nice capture.

Excellent composition to show us this very nice moment.

I added your picture to a theme of mine.

well Mike this is one to have critique on,
It is not realy good in pov, the dof is almost perfect exept that leaf, the compositon is very nice, but I have seen better ones from your hand, farther good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-06-26 14:22]

Yes, good tandem,Mike. I have similar, too. Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-26 18:23]
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Hi Mike, lovely capture...always great to catch a moment like this. Good details and composition. Well done.

About the ID. S. Danae is what we call a Black Darter and they don't look like this. The species is sexually dimorphic with the female a yellow colour. I have a male, a female and a mating pair in my collection you can have a look and tell me what you think?

Good shot.

Mating pair



The pictures aren't great but I think you can see.

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  • Marcie (0)
  • [2005-06-27 1:42]
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Hi Mike,
this is a great macro, sharp, and you caught a good moment, and you added a title absolutely suits.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-27 3:08]

Summer picture Mike, good composed and detailed. I like shinning areas on dragon's bodies. TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-27 3:38]

Hello Mike!
Very nice capture.Colors,details,lighting and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Hello again Mike!
Wonderful tandem;)Colors,lighting,sharpness,DOF and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Excellent capture, Mike!
There musn't be enough to do on the island for dragonflies....
Great details, lighting, POV, and BG.
Thank you.

Hi Mike,
I made a trip around your wonderful photos.
Every single of them is so special and pretty.
This one I like very much, I never had that luck to see dragonflies in love. This must be so impressive, congratulations, you've seen a great moment, thanks for showing it to us with this excellent shot, perfect.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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